Who I Am

Following that successful effort, other soccer touchpoints continued to provide me with a well-rounded perspective, and they have included since that time:

  • Advising the management of a founding MLS team as to best front office and community relations best practices;
  • Representing MLS players in their playing and endorsement contract negotiations;
  • Attempting to provide an alternative solution that would end the lawsuit which held back the early growth of MLS;
  • Serving on the Board of my city’s youth soccer association (Newton, MA);
  • Acting as a television analyst on a regional cable network for the 1998 and 2002 World Cups;
  • Coaching youth soccer;
  • Commenting on the business and state of youth and pro soccer, both domestically and internationally, to various publications (including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, The Sunday Times, Soccer America, Yahoo Sports, etc.); Advising individuals regarding their potential investments in MLS;
  • Founding a consulting firm to advise officials of international clubs and within the English Premier League regarding business issues, operations and the American market;
  • Expanding that consulting firm to represent American companies seeking to better understand the English Premier League and/or the American youth soccer landscape;
  • Being the parent of youth, club, U.S. Development Academy and (now) college soccer players;
  • Serving on the Board of Directors of and acting as legal counsel for a U.S. Development Academy Club (FC Greater Boston Bolts-FC Bolts Celtic);
  • Advising an NWSL player as to her playing contract and endorsement opportunities;
  • Representing an NWSL team in the negotiation of a strategic partnership with a leading youth club;
  • Representing youth clubs in the negotiation of strategic partnerships with professional international clubs;
  • Advising parents hoping to better understand and navigate the youth club soccer environment for their children;
  • Representing international and domestic clubs in projects to acquire and/or establish teams (in the NASL, USL and PDL);
  • Playing in adult over-30 and over 40-leagues; Representing individuals in their investment in American professional clubs;
  • Resolving disputes between owners and/or Directors of clubs (both youth and pro);
  • Representing a professional player in an international playing contract dispute;
  • Representing professional and youth clubs in the negotiation and drafting of a variety of agreements affecting each aspect of a club’s operation;
  • Advising parents regarding playing eligibility disputes involving their children